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Species of Thailand

Grey-cheeked fulvetta

Binomial name: Alcippe morrisonia, Robert Swinhoe, 1863

The grey-cheeked fulvetta (Alcippe morrisonia) is a bird in the family Alcippeidae. The species was first described by Robert Swinhoe in 1863.

Distribution

It is a year-round resident throughout southeastern China, northern Vietnam and Laos, northeastern Myanmar, and Taiwan. In Taiwan it is found in evergreen mountain forests.

Characteristics

This 15-cm long bird has a grey head with a white eye ring and a long black eye stripe running from the bill down the sides of the neck. The upperparts are olive and the underparts are yellow.

Its call is a weak chi-chi-chu-chui. It will readily join mixed-species feeding flocks.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Pellorneidae
Genus
Alcippe
Species
Alcippe morrisonia

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Grey-cheeked fulvetta
Grey-cheeked fulvetta

Range Map

Range map of Alcippe morrisonia in Thailand